Child & Youth

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Child and Youth Programs offer a wide range of programming for children and youth ages 6-18 years old. The diverse programs range from after school literacy programs, pre-teen drop-ins, year round literacy camps, homework clubs, youth leadership, youth council, special services, as well as annual youth-driven community events. All programs take place at the neighbourhood house, local elementary or secondary schools, and community organizations within the Riley Park/Sunset areas.

These programs are funded by City of Vancouver, United Way of the Lower Mainland, BC Gaming Branch, BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA), Betty Averbach Foundation, TELUS, Coast Capital, Service Canada, Adopt-a School, CLICK, Vancity, BC Housing, Vancouver School Board, Community Schools Teams, PACs, and local donors.

Tanya Findlater
Manager of Child and Youth
604.879.7104 ext 310
tanya_findlater@lmnhs.bc.ca

Stephanie Feng
Child and Youth Coordinator
604.879.7104
stephanie_feng@lmnhs.bc.ca

Steve Sorrenti
Youth Worker
604.879.7104
steve_sorrenti@lmnhs.bc.ca

Children’s Programs (6-12 years old)

School’s Out:

is an after-school literacy leaders program for 5 elementary school students in grades 1-3 (ages 4-7yrs old) living in Riley Park. The program targets social and emotional learning of 500+ children from Wolfe, Brock, David Livingstone, Mackenzie, and Simon Fraser Elementary Schools. The program aims to increase physical literacy through recreational play and academic literacy through themed activities such as child rights, science experiments, nature, storytelling, and life skills. Join our staff team for a fun and educational-based experience after school!

*** School's Out registration is open to children attending the schools listed below. ***

Wolfe Elementary Literacy Leaders
Application Form

Who: Grades 1 – 3
When: Wednesdays, Fridays;
Where: Room 107 (Wednesday), Gym (Friday)
Cost: $50 – 10 weeks
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Contact: Stephanie

Simon Fraser Elementary Literacy Leaders
Application Form

Who: Grades 1 – 3
When: Mondays, Wednedays: Apr. 1 - Jun. 13
Where: Library
Cost: $50 – 10 weeks
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Contact: Stephanie

Brock Elementary Literacy Leaders
Application Form

Who: Grades 1 – 3
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays
Where: Gym (Tuesday), Music Room (Thursday)
Cost: $50 – 10 weeks
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Contact: Stephanie

David Livingston Literacy Leaders
Application Form

Who: Grades 1 – 3
When: Tuesdays, Fridays
Where: Room 104 (Tuesday), Gym (Friday)
Cost: $50 – 10 weeks
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Contact: Stephanie

Mackenzie Elementary Literacy Leaders
Application Form

Who: Grades 1 – 3
When: Mondays, Thursdays
Where: Activity Room
Cost: $50 - 10 weeks
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Contact: Stephanie

Spring Break Adventure Camps

A different theme every week, field trips and outings galore, games, crafts, friends, sports, and most importantly FUN! Come join us for 1 or 2 weeks! Skilled day camp staff lead this exciting 2 week program for kids ages 6-12. We go on daily adventures, invite guest speakers, have lots of park and pool time and visit exciting locations!

Who: Ages 6-12
When: Seasonal
Where: LMNH
Cost: $140/week

Registration will be at LMNHS and begin sometime in mid-February.

Contact: Stephanie

CREW Preteen Drop-in ... Poster

A drop-in program for preteen children who live in the Riley Park and Sunset areas. The program is intended to engage preteens in a social environment by offering interactive and supportive activities to gain life skills, social skills, and interpersonal skills.

Who: Ages 9 – 12
When: Tuesdays and Fridays
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: LMNH
Membership Cost: $10 (Family Membership)

Registration: No advanced registration needed. New participants are asked to complete a registration form on the first day they attend the program.

Contact: Stephanie

Youth Programs

(12-18 years old)

Learning is First (LIFT) Homework Club:

is a partnership program of the Vancouver School Board, Community School’s Team, and LMNHS that provides free tutoring, healthy food, mentorship, and recreation at Sir Charles Tupper and John Oliver Secondary School and supports the inclusion of 400 youth who face multiple barriers to success in school. The program strives to provide lifelong learning and academic success by keeping vulnerable youth’s minds active to acquire academic achievement and career readiness while keeping their bodies physically moving with recreational-based activities.

*Tupper

Who: Grades 8-12
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays
Time: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: Tupper Cafeteria
Cost: Free

Contact: Steve

*John Oliver

Who: Grades 8-12
When: Wednesdays
Time: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: Room 209, John Oliver
Cost: Free

Registration: Open to all Tupper and John Oliver Secondary students.

Contact: Stephanie

BEYOND EDUCATION (BE):
Poster and Application Form

is a youth volunteer, leadership, and community involvement program. The program takes place at Tupper/Hamber/John Oliver Secondary Schools for youth in grades 9-12 who are looking for opportunities to explore non academically focused career choices. This program provides social and pre-employment skills training in a workplace environment; training in conflict resolution, leadership, communication, resume writing, community event planning; and hands-on volunteer experience in a professional setting with local community agencies and businesses along Main/25th and Fraser/41st.

When: Tuesdays (from Feb. 12 - Apr. 30, 2019)
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00 PM
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden, Cedar Room - 5251 Oak Street
Cost: FREE

Registration: open to all Eric Hamber students

Contact: Stephanie

Mid-Main Mountaineers Youth Council

Youth (13-18 yrs old) meet weekly to increase youth voice in the design and delivery of signature events in the community. This group of youth are mentored in facilitating collaboration, local planning, and community partnerships. Youth learn valuable transferable skills in finance, programming, communications, logistics, sponsorship and outreach. This committee of local youth are responsible for youth-driven programming to host youth-led annual events such as: Children's Day, Car Free Day, and World Refugee Day.

Who: Youth grades 8 – 12
When: Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Where: LMNH
Cost: FREE

Registration: at LMNH during program hours

Contact: Stephanie

Special Services Program:

supports children and youth with developmental delays, disabilities and social needs, through weekly 1-1 and group visits to connect clients to resources in the community. The focus of the visits is on life skills, social skills, and communication skills. Staff advocate on behalf of children and families, when appropriate. Referrals are based on a contract with MCFD.

Contact: Tanya